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Volumes fall in June at Frankfurt Airport

Volumes fall in June at Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport has seen cargo volumes for the first six months of 2015 fall by 1.8 per cent to one million tonnes, the airport’s operator Fraport reports.

In June alone, Europe’s busiest airport by tonnage, saw a year on year (YOY) drop of 2.6 per cent to 171,030 tonnes.Frankfurt Airport has recorded inconsistent figures throughout 2015.

January saw a YOY decline of 0.9 per cent to 157,252 tonnes, followed by a 1.2 per cent increase in February to 159,417 tonnes.

March saw the highest cargo figure of the year, at 186,277 tonnes, but this was a YOY decline of 6.4 per cent. April saw a YOY increase of 0.6 per cent to 170,247 tonnes. May saw a YOY fall of 3.3 per cent to 176,889 tonnes.

Other airports that Fraport owns have had variable results for the first half of the year.

Fraport’s Ljubljana Joze Pucnik International Airport saw a YOY drop of 1.1 per cent to 4,790 tonnes. Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima saw a slight rise in volumes of 0.3 per cent to 130,933 tonnes.

Burgas Airport has seen a YOY rise of 88.4 per cent to 5,189 tonnes. Hannover Langenhagen Airport and Xi’an Xianyang International Airport saw rises of 17.3 per cent and 10.8 per cent, respectively.

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James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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